Peter Walsh, Tim McCurdy and Peter Crisp have all been endorsed as Nationals candidates for November's Victorian election.JARROD WHITTAKER February 5, 2014 4:37am
There have been no surprises in a list announced by The Nationals to contest several northern Victorian seats.
The Nationals are in the process of preselecting candidates for lower house seats, several of which were created during last year’s redistribution.
Deputy Nationals leader Peter Walsh has been announced as Murray Plains candidate.
The newly-created seat covers much of Mr Walsh’s existing seat of Swan Hill and the abolished Rodney electorate held by Paul Weller.
Party state director Jenny Hammett said nominations for the seat closed on Friday.
Nominations for Mildura, Ovens Plains and Euroa closed the same day.
The Nationals’ board of management concluded the nomination process on Monday.
‘‘As a number of the seats had one nomination we have been able to complete the nomination process,’’ Ms Hammett said.
‘‘Peter Walsh has been endorsed as the candidate for Murray Plains.
‘‘Tim McCurdy has been endorsed as the candidate for Ovens Valley and Peter Crisp has been endorsed for Mildura.’’
Murray Valley is a newly created seat, taking in much of Mr McCurdy’s existing seat of Murray Valley and parts of the former Benalla electorate.
Two candidates have nominated for Euroa.
Senior ministerial staffer Stephanie Ryan and former Senate candidate Martin Corboy have nominated for the vacancy created by Benalla MP Bill Sykes’ retirement.
Ms Hammett said the outcome of the Euroa preselection contest should be known this month.
State Member for Shepparton Jeanette Powell is yet to confirm whether she will contest the seat at November’s state election.
Nominations for Shepparton open February 14.
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